About MidLink M7/M8
The Concession Contract to operate and maintain MidLink M7/M8 was signed on 14th June 2007 with the National Roads Authority. MidLink M7/M8 operates the project road on behalf of Celtic Road Group (Portlaoise) Ltd
The contract scheme comprises of approximately 41km of motorway, 3km of single carriageway link roads, 15 km of side roads, 3 grade separated junctions and a Motorway-to-Motorway Interchange.
The M7 motorway commences west of the R435, south of Borris in Ossory, and progresses eastwards to south of Aghaboe, and then northeastwards to the termination of the M7 Portlaoise By-pass at Portlaoise.
The M8 commences south of Cullahill and runs north-eastwards to join the M7 at a motorway/motorway interchange at Ballycuddahy. A number of grade separated junctions are provided along the length of the motorway, at the R435 south of Borris in Ossory; the R445 at Portlaoise; the R433 at Granstown (Rathdowney).
The motorway-to-motorway interchange is east of Aghaboe with the toll plaza is in the townland of Fatharnagh, close to the river Cappanacloghy, just north of it.
MidLink M7/M8 Limited will carry out the operation and maintenance obligations on the project road for Celtic Roads Group during the thirty year term of the concession.